Virtues

We all have bad habits, from putting things off to getting sucked into Netflix for hours at a time. But how can we combat them? Kai and Libby take you through the cardinal and theological virtues that can help you combat bad habits and live a happier, more fulfilled life.

Episode 58 · February 10, 2020 · Youth, YouTube, apologetics

Diving Deeper

  • The four cardinal virtues are listed in Wisdom 8:7 -- “[Wisdom] teaches temperance and prudence, justice and fortitude, and nothing in life is more useful than these.” Why do you think the Bible describes these virtues as “useful”? Why do you think secular psychologists believe practicing the cardinal and theological virtues can increase happiness?
  • How can a lack of virtue cause someone to treat people or things in the wrong ways?
  • Even incredibly holy people have had struggles with faith. In Luke 17:5, the apostles asked Jesus, “Increase our faith.” James 2:17 says, “Faith without works is dead.” How can practicing hope and love help to nourish our faith?

Activity

By yourself or with a small group, read 1 Corinthians 13. Reflect on the last verse of this chapter: “So faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Why do you think St. Paul called love the greatest of the three theological virtues?

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